We know; most visitors come to the Indiana Dunes for the big parks. And it’s true that the Indiana Dunes State Park and and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are fantastic. But did you know that beyond the beaches lie some amazing local parks that have plenty of opportunity for adventures?
Travel Blog - Activities
When you visit the Indiana Dunes, you want to make the most of your time. So what are the must-see and do activities to put on your itinerary? Check out our list here and photos from real visitors who shared their stories on Instagram.
Any day now, the calves will be born. We will continue to watch and wait patiently until that exciting day when the herd allows us to see the next generation of bison that will assist us in managing the prairies of Kankakee Sands.
There’s more than one beach in the Indiana Dunes, which is great unless you’re confused about which one is best for your adventures. The infographic below can get you started. And be sure to also check out our beach video at the bottom as well as our beach FAQ page. Our Visitor Center is open 362 days … Continued
It’s not that we don’t love a day about love, it’s just that Valentine’s Day can be…typical. Roses and fancy dinners, champagne and sunsets – enough to make single people roll their eyes for sure. Whether you have a honey and want a change of pace, or you’re single and just not in the mood … Continued
Whether it’s blazing hot in summer or a polar vortex is moving through in winter, the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is open 362 days a year. And while yes, we do have bathrooms, there’s a lot more going on in our building than serving as a pit stop. Come see us and spend some time … Continued
by Brooke Allen, Community Engagement Director at Indiana Dunes Tourism This week begins my second month at Indiana Dunes Tourism. As the new kid, I look for ways to learn more about the dunes area. I approached my boss with the idea of actually attending the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, rather than just … Continued
Looking for something different to do? The Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt is your guide to discovery and adventure in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Pick up the Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt flyer at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center or the Paul H. Douglas Center. There are nine amazing places to explore. Ask a ranger … Continued
By Captain Mike Schoonveld I’m lucky enough to have traveled and fished from the Arctic to the Tropics for fish large and small. I loved all those trips and experiences. But the key word is experiences. It’s not all about the fishing. It’s the people you meet, the guides and the places you experience along … Continued